Adult-gerontology nurse practitioners (NPs) provide primary preventive and chronic illness care for individuals throughout the entirety of adulthood, forming lasting bonds with patients over the course of their time together.
Adult-gerontology NPs take patient histories, perform diagnostic testing, interpret lab results, prescribe medications and other therapies, and refer patients to consultations—all while providing essential health and wellness education and counseling.
NPs in this specialty practice in a wide range of settings, including:
Occupational health settings
Adult day care and assisted living facilities
Jane Flanagan currently has appointments as a nurse scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Yvonne Munn Center and as an associate clinical scientist at the Phyllis Cantor Center at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She has several active grants supporting her work including exploring the feasibility and efficacy of implementing a physical activity program for caregivers of older adults, among others.